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Washington voters will be asked in November to lower school class sizes, following a pathway forged by Florida voters in 2002. The push comes in the midst of education funding chaos in Washington, which currently has the fourth largest average class sizes in the country.

September 09, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Criteria for addiction assessment

Many of us picture addicts as druggies in dark alleyways, and that kind of stereotyping is exactly why the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) released its latest revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) this year. The DSM-V is the universal manual for diagnosing mental and behavioral health issues, and this newest revision eliminates the addiction categories and replaces it with a new category for substance use related disorders.

September 09, 2014 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | National


Aren't they grand

Most grandparenting research looks at grandparents who live with their grandchildren or the frail elderly who live in long-term care or assisted settings. That misses most of the 64 million-plus grandparents, including a large group of "midlife" grandparents as young as 40 years old, according to a portrait of grandparenting just released by Bowling Green State University.

September 09, 2014 | | National


A child's prayer gave Gwen Stefani a baby

Gwen Stefani was once a Hollaback girl.

September 09, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Ariail for September 8, 2014

September 08, 2014 | | Ariail


A long, hard winter

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away or rather frosting its way into autumn, I took to noticing signs that our mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

September 08, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Lowcountry board members show guts

Three school board members in the Lowcountry took a courageous step recently when they refused to attend an executive session they felt was illegal.

September 08, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


Noted and passed - Sept. 8, 2014

• On the opposite page, you will see a column from S.C. Press Association (SCPA) Executive Director Bill Rogers on how two Lowcountry school board members left a meeting early and another one decided to not attend at all because of what they felt was an improper and possibly illegal executive session to discuss proposals to renovate an old school into district offices. We applaud those Jasper County school board members as well. However, we are also concerned with other recent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violations. For example, and also from the Lowcountry: Beaufort City Council failed ...

September 08, 2014 | | Editorials


Construction and changes benefit customer satisfaction

In general, these columns are devoted to broad topics like the changing environment of healthcare or our recent Core Measures success and what that means to patient quality and safety. These are matters that can apply to hospitals in virtually any community, and are certainly excellent choices for discussion. However, this time, I'd like to address something anyone who has visited the Medical Center in Camden recently is certain to have noticed -- the renovations taking place, particularly in the emergency room entrance and the main lobby. They're bringing big changes to the hospital, inside and out.

September 08, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Brown earns CPPO certification

Jo Marie Brown, CPPB, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's procurement manager, recently earned Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).

September 08, 2014 | | Business


Feature photo: Ninja Turtle power

Landon Santos (third from right in blue mask) celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 23 by dressing up and equipped -- along with six of his friends -- as Ninja Turtles. Into all the action were (from left) Carson Owens, Catherine Owens, Ethan Spitler, Max Ford, Landon, Carson Sowell and Cayce Stribling. The party ended with a trip to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in Camden.

September 08, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Rozella Miles Treanor

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Rozella Miles Treanor of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will speak to friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rozella's memory to the Walter M. Crow Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Earline Halley Graham

Mrs. Earline Halley Graham, 74, of 8430 St. John Road, Rembert, South Carolina passed on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM, at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC, with burial in Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert, SC. Viewing will begin at 1:00 PM at the Pine Grove AME Church.

September 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lady Knights stomp Rams

It used to be that Chesterfield and North Central would hook up in some long and tense volleyball matches.

September 08, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Camden at Darlington (TEN – 4:30 p.m.)

September 08, 2014 | | Sports


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KCMA Member-Guest music showcase is Sunday

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA,) an affiliate organization of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold its annual Member-Guest Showcase in ...

May 12, 2017 | | Arts


Happy Birthday, Liza Holloman Duncan

Lizan Holloman Duncan celebrated her 95th birthday May 6 with her family at the Springhill Community Center in Kershaw County. She is the daughter of ...

May 12, 2017 | | People & Places


Monroe-Wooten engagement

Dr. and Mrs. James Robert Monroe, Jr. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Eliizabeth Monroe, to Bedford McNair Wooten. Bedford is ...

May 12, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Final 2016-17 LGC meeting is Monday

The Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday at the home of Sarah Holmberg on Lake Road in Ridgeway. Co-hostess is Gay Lilly. This is the club ...

May 12, 2017 | | People & Places


Looking back on a great year

Getting to my junior year seemed to take an eternity, but as quickly as it started, it is now coming to a close. This year ...

May 12, 2017 | By Emily Seay, senior Lugoff-Elgin High School | High School Columns


Pierce to defend AAA title in state meet

Five Kershaw County athletes --- representing all three county high schools --- will compete in the two-day South Carolina High School League state track and field championships ...

May 12, 2017 | | Sports


Reading does make you well rounded!

Right on, Mr. Cahn! I couldn't agree more with the May 5 column, "Reading makes you well-rounded."

May 12, 2017 | Amber Conger, Director Kershaw County Library | Letters


Adjust your headlamp

Two weeks ago on a trail found somewhere between the middle of nowhere and a dense forest, 67 passionate, energetic hikers began a 30-mile walk ...

May 12, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Do-right women in a do-wrong world

WASHINGTON -- For those lately bereft of leadership, the past few days have provided both a respite and a reason for hope.

May 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - May 12, 2017

Real estate transactions

May 12, 2017 | | For the Record


United Way of Kershaw County meets fundraising goal

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is celebrating reaching its goal of $800,000 for 2017. The UWKC wants to congratulate the community for ...

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


PLAY to host All-America town halls

Kershaw County's PLAY Foundation -- whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the county while enhancing social and physical development of county ...

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCTC pins nurses, pharmacy techs

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned nine pharmacy technicians and 48 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held ...

May 12, 2017 | | Education


KCSO receives national awards

On the heels of earning its sixth consecutive DUI Enforcement Agency of the Year Award for departments with 51-100 officers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's ...

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin student inducted into national honor society

Spartanburg Methodist College student Olivia P. Burley of Elgin was recently inducted into Psi Beta, the national Psychology honor society for students at two-year colleges.

May 12, 2017 | | Education


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